Coming to Channel 4 in June 2011
Camelot is a brand new ten-part medieval drama which will make its UK premiere on Channel 4 this summer complete with an all star cast including Jamie Campbell Bower (The Twilight Saga: New Moon), Joseph Fiennes (Luther, Flash Forward), Eva Green (Casino Royale, The Golden Compass), Tamsin Egerton (St Trinians, Chalet Girl) and Claire Forlani (Meet Joe Black).
Based on Thomas Malory's 15th century book, Camelot takes a new and contemporary approach into the classic telling of this historic and legendary tale. The modern retake on Camelot entwines politics, romance and magical encounters as we follow King Arthur on his struggle to create a better kingdom under his rule - brought to us from the creative team behind landmark series ‘The Tudors' and ‘Life on Mars' as well as critically acclaimed film ‘The Departed',
Camelot will debut on Starz in the US and on Channel 4 in the UK. It is a co-production between the Irish production company Octagon and Take 5 Productions in Canada, and is Executive Produced by Ecosse Films' Douglass Rae, Academy Award® winning producer Graham King (The Departed, Gangs of New York), Tim Headington and Craig Cegielski. The series is written by Chris Chibnall (Life on Mars, Torchwood).